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Clinical Prediction Rule for Early Discharge of Patients After Presumed Opioid Overdosage

Purpose:

To determine if a patient with an opioid overdose can be discharged after therapy and observation using the decision rule of Christenson et al.

Specialty:

Toxicology
Emergency Medicine
Critical Care

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, selection, adverse effects

ICD-10:

F11.1

Description:

Christenson et al developed a clinical prediction rule for discharge of patients with opioid overdose from the Emergency Department after a period of observation. This can help identify a group of patients at low risk for serious short-term sequelae.

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